Lake Barrington’s Danica Gulyas is a wife and mother to three ages 7, 4 and 10 months. She spends most of her time volunteering in her children’s classrooms and being involved in their extracurricular activities. In her spare time, she enjoys overseeing home renovations and interior decorating projects as well as modeling with her children for Innobaby—a local company that sells innovative baby and children’s products.
Mantra? Live each day to the fullest!
Best grooming tip? Vitamin C and E daily. I use Skinceuticals.
Never leave the house without? Under eye concealer and mascara; I use Tarte Creaseless Concealer and Benefit Roller Lash. Oh, and I love Caudalie skincare; the daily face and eye cream are the best.
Guilty pleasure? Trader Joe’s sea salt caramels, Peppermint BarkThins and champagne
Favorite foods? Sushi and salads
Music you love? Pop Christian, dance
Best advice ever given to you? James 1:19 “Swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.”
Best advice you’ve given? Enjoy your babies; they are only little for a short time, and remember on those challenging days that “this too shall pass.”
Earliest memory? Taking cruises with my parents
When you wake up you? Have coffee and bake bread
Before bed you? Say my prayers
What’s on your bookshelf? When I have time to read, it’s to my children so for now it’s full of wonderful children’s books.
You can’t live without? My faith in God and my family
Love to escape to? The nail salon and a warm climate with my husband and children
Advice you would give to your younger self? Lather on the sunscreen.
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Mom clothes: A large purse, Lulu leggings, Sorel boots and a soft cozy top from Luxe! When going out, a pair of leather or velvet pants with a silk top, heels, and clutch!
Can’t leave the house without? Brooklyn, who is our youngest, and I cannot wait until she’s old enough to take for high tea and popovers at Neiman Marcus.
Transportation? White Yukon XL to carry all the kids and their accessories around—diaper bag, hockey bags, stroller, tennis rackets, golf clubs just to name a few.
Driving music? My 4-year-old plays DJ in the car so it’s anything from the Beastie Boys to dance music.
Places to eat? Shakou and Wynstone
Shop? Luxe Warehouse and Amazon of course. I’m loving accessorizing with Bourbon and Bowtie bracelets and Nickel and Suede earrings.
Best thing about the country? Our vegetable garden, wildlife, beautiful scenery, incredible schools, and teachers. I feel so blessed to live where we do.
Worst thing? Mosquitos
The perfect day is? A summer day when the kids have no school and there is no agenda except spending time with my littles—perhaps at the pool and ending it with a family dinner out.
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? A little black dress for date night with my man
Can’t leave house without? Comfy walking shoes for exploring the city
Transportation? Walking, if I can; Uber when I’m in heels
Places to eat? Sunda and Maestros
Shop? Always love to pop in to David Yurman, Water Tower Place, and the Blackhawks store
Best thing about town? The shopping and dining
Worst thing? Traffic
Perfect day? Checking into one of the city’s amazing hotels, arriving early to shop, and dining at a trendy restaurant